University of Iowa

Fluency

Readers read with accuracy, expression, and at an appropriate pace

Oral Reading Fluency Reflection Guide

This guide provides traits/skills of fluent readers and questions to help students identify their own strengths, weaknesses, and things to improve on in the future.

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Oral Reading Fluency Goal Setting Template

Students choose from reading strategies and positive behaviors to set goals for improving their oral reading fluency during a Repeated Reading session.

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Varied Practice Passages for Improving Reading Fluency

PDF icon Varied Practice Passages for Improving Reading Fluency

These Varied Practice passages provide an alternative to Repeated Reading for fluency practice. Rather than reading the same assigned practice three times in succession, as would be done in Repeated Reading, students read three different passages that use similar words.

Assessing Student Writing

An introductory guide about using correct writing sequences (CWS) and incorrect writing sequences (IWS) as measures of student writing.

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Sample Plan for Timed Writing Sessions

This plan introduces picture-word prompts for practicing writing fluency and modeling how to use them for one-on-one and small-group instruction. Also includes providing students with feedback and progress monitoring. Related blog post.

PDF iconSample Plan for Timed Writing Sessions